I spoke to my mom this afternoon and found out that Blake, my 13 year old nephew, is in the hospital and had his appendix out today after suffering an attack of appendicitis. He's doing okay now and will be in the hospital for the next three days and out of school this week. My brother called Mom to tell her the news this afternoon and asked if she wanted to come out and see him. My mom, who's not been out of the house in the last 48 days, still recovering from a nasty hip breakage and surgery told him that she couldn't make it, whereupon my brother relayed to my nephew, "She doesn't want to come." Sometimes my brother's lack of tact is shockingly funny.